89-91 Barrel sample. Minty aromas announce a smooth, polished wine, where the new wood is important, although well-integrated with the fruit. The structure is ripe, soft, attractive.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.